Biography

1964 –‘66

Following her schooling and Art Foundation year in London, Ginnie studied fashion design at Kingston School of Art, a course run by the inspiring and formidable Daphne Brooker.


1966 – ‘69

Having become more interested in creating the jewellery to accessorise the clothes than the garments themselves, she then went to the Central School of Art and Design in London to specialise in that field.

It was here that she met Leo de Vroomen, the Dutch goldsmith, her tutor and future husband.


1970 – ‘97

Following marriage she combined teaching art metalwork with designing jewellery and painting.

Ginnie enjoyed a successful career within the company De Vroomen Design Ltd which she and Leo founded in 1976, winning many national and international design awards.

In 1991 they were given the important accolade of a retrospective exhibition of their work, at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in London.

During these years painting became an increasingly important part of her life and in 1997 she had her first solo show in Chelsea.


1997 – 2017

She combined exhibitions with a wide variety of commissions as well as designing the occasional piece of jewellery.

In 2016, the Goldsmiths’ Company accorded Ginnie and Leo a retrospective to celebrate their five decades in a creative partnership, to be called

De Vroomen: Harmony in Colour and Form

‘A conversation between jewellery and abstract art’

April – July 2017